Clarence W. Renville, 84, died peacefully at Lifecare Medical Center in Roseau, Minn., on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, surrounded by his wife, Elaine, and their children.
Clarence was born June 13, 1937, in Lancaster, Minn., to Frank and Hattie (Steinert) Renville. After attending a country school, Clarence worked on the Keine Farm until he met the love of his life, Elaine Coffield. They married on March 31, 1956.
Clarence worked different jobs around Hallock, including at the Bill Krumholz Mink Ranch. In 1960, Clarence and Elaine moved to St. Paul, Minn., where he started working at Karg’s Auto Body. In 1976, Clarence started his own business, Renville Auto Body in Eagan, Minn. Clarence retired in 1990 and moved back to the family farm where he resided until his death. Clarence had many interests and hobbies, which included hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, snowmobiling and dancing with his wife.
Clarence was a member of Joyful Noise, a country group playing a variety of instruments in local venues.
Clarence is survived by: his wife and partner in life for 65 years, Elaine; children, Kelly (Jim Crittenden), Kristy (Mike Davis), James (Marti), Kathy (Dave Sternquist); seven grandchildren, Patrick, Ryan, Danelle, Elizabeth, Justin, James and Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren, Alexis, AJ, Jayce, Justin Jr., Easton, Josie, Everlee, Jaxon and Asher; siblings, Eva (Milo Westling) Tommy, Mary (Merlin Olson), Rick (Diane); sister-in-law, Elaine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Tanya; brothers, Leonard and Louie; and sisters, Lucille and Sarah.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. on the Renville Farm, rural Lancaster. Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, Minn., is in charge of arranagements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com.